What's the largest purchase (& most cash back) you made on a card?

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DavidNY
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Postby DavidNY » Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:57 am

1% on around $1000 getting my car fixed.


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Postby bpalm004 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:45 am

The largest transaction I have ever made was on my Platinum AMEX card for $15000. Bought a car but instead of paying for it with cash I decided to exercise my 2x bonus rewards benefit at the time...you guys know the rest lol.

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Postby tntexan72 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:46 pm

AtTheJob wrote:I saw this and had to boast.... Just went to Jamaica last month. I linked my Amex card to my facebook account on the Amex page and signed up for their link-like-love promo. Specifically the 20% travelocity offer. Cost was $3,443.94 for the trip. Got 20% true cash back from Amex to the account for $688.78 as a single transaction! But it gets better... After I saw the 20% bonus, I called Travelocity and got them to match Apple Vacations lower price for a refund of $309.94 - Total money back = $998.72.
Oh. And don't forget the 3,444 bonus points.


Bet that was one of the best if not the BEST vacation ever??? Laughing your way to the bank is no laughing matter..unless that $$ goes back to your pocket. Wow...congrats!

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Postby b00dha » Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:35 am

I'm a college student with no income....

I charged 12k of furniture at Ikea, and got reimbursed by my fraternity... 5% cashback that month = $600

so... for spending $0, I win?

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Postby DavidNY » Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:53 pm

You got $600 for acquiring the risk of your frat defaulting. I would've probably done it too

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Postby jeffysdad » Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:30 pm

Interested to know how well "Korn" the footstool and "Torvald" the end table have fared in the frat house. My guess is that glass rings and the stray cigarette ash have been the least of their worries.
American Express: Blue Cash Preferred (groceries, 6%; gas, department store, 3%); Gold Delta SkyMiles (Delta Air Lines, 2 miles/dollar, free checked bag).
US Bank: Cash+ (utilities, phone, internet, restaurant, 5%; drugstores, 2%).
FIA Card Services: Fidelity Amex (everything, 2%); Fidelity Visa (everything, 1.5%).
Chase: Freedom (rotating, 5%); Amazon (Amazon.com, 3%); PriorityClub (IHG hotels, 5 points/dollar); Sapphire (not in use).

*All cards are registered with PriorityClub IDine program for 8 points/dollar at participating restaurants.

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Postby Pete838 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:34 pm

As a general contractor I built a frat house last year at UF. While the frat boys are often drunken juveniles, the fraternities themselves are usually run as a business by well disciplined alumni. I've never had any problem getting paid by either the local or national fraternities. IKEA stuff will never stand up to frat life, though. On my recent project we lined the hallways with 3/4" plywood behind the drywall to cut down on damage.
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Postby TheBanker » Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:16 pm

My tuition at my university is around $40,000 per year, and I am reimbursed 75% by my employer (directly to me), and then I pay the rest. They accept credit cards, which is awesome, so I usually charge it in chunks (I have 6 months from semester start date to pay off full balance).

I work for a major financial services corporation, and employees get an extra bonus on credit card rewards (can't say what, but it's the most for non-category purchases), so I use that card for that reason. So I get a fair amount of cash back, to say the least. ;)

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Postby David_N » Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:55 am

Similar story here; my university accepted credit cards (up until Jan 1, 2012 at least :( ) for tuition. Over the past four years I've paid my tuition on my cash back Visa and gotten anywhere from 1-2% back on 30k. It's not much, but it adds up :)

I got around $500 cash back last year in total, which was a nice little chunk off my January statement ;)



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